Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Linen Society Silk Embroidery Roses Centerpiece

Item Number D17405

These antique silk embroidered doilies are rarely found in such beautiful condition...this one has two teeny tiny rust spots and very minor surface smudges that hardly show.  Society silk embroidery, so named for the Royal Society of Embroidery that made both the floss and many of the popular patterns, has come to be known as a past time pleasure of wealthy women with time on their hands.   Roses of every kind were the most popular subject for these pieces...these are particularly natural looking because of the painstaking three dimensional padding on the petals of each bloom. 

This piece has the hallmarks of great "society silk" style with fine shading and a randomness that results in astounding realism.   The scattered rose petal defines the piece but my favorite touch is the upturned foliage with it's oh-so-realistic eggplant underside! The edges are embroidered in a soft green -- randomly scalloped and beautifully trimmed.  Fine linen ground is what would have been called "half bleached" and is a natural linen color. This is one you want to touch!  Astoundingly beautiful in person...  Offered as found, in excellent clean condition.  c.1890 - 1900  19" round

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Antique silk embroidered roses centerpiece

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